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Rocky Hill - Glastonbury Ferry

Address: Route 160, Rocky Hill, CT
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Rocky Hill
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Other
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Southington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

In the past 4 years this restaurant has changed hands 3 or 4 times. Even when they served up bowling alley grub and the wasps were swarming, we enjoyed the lovely view of the Connecticut River. Now that it's gotten a bit upscale and pricey we go a bit less often. Still, the view is sweet.

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I have been going there since I was a little girl. My grandfather took me every day. You can go on ferry in a car, motorcycle, bike or just walk on. Its about a 10 minute ride to the other side. I take my bike from the Rocky Hill side and bike through South Glastonbury. The Rocky Hill side has... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A small park on the shore of the Connecticut River, good for spending some quite time, reading and/or eating a sandwich. It has a boat launching ramp and a small store nearby. Good views of the river.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you want to take a trip back in time to experience a more relaxed lifestyle, take the Glastonbury/Rocky HillFerry. It's a beautiful spot on the Connecticut River, serene and picturesque. I recently decided to take it back to Glastonbury on a busy Friday afternoon when Rte 91 North was backed up from the Wethersfield/Rock Hill exit North. It was... More

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New England
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114 reviews 114 reviews
46 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Fun to watch the tug boat maneuver the ferry from one landing across the river to the other landing. There are lots of farm stands on the Glastonbury side and a riverside casual restaurant on the Rocky Hill side. Take the ferry as part of your route to the Dinosaur State Park. For more suggestions on outings in Central Connecticut:... More

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you have free time, you could take a look at this Ferry which now a recreational place. Don't visit in winter :-)

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CT
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is the longest operating ferry in the USA. There is a good take out restaurant there. Also it is a great place for early teens to take their bikes. They get to another town on their own!!

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Huntington Beach, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I love coming back to Wethersfield/Glastonbury/Rocky Hill area and all it's scenic historical sights. I grew up here and try to take it all in when I can.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The place is at the banks of the Connecticut river, oldest continuous running ferry in US. Has a small park and a restaurant. Good place to spend your early mornings or evenings, even has a small place for fishing.

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Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Ferry is oldest continuously running ferry service in the United States. It connects Rocky Hill to Glastonbury across the Connecticut River along Route 160. The ferry can fit 3 cars (sometimes 4 small cars). The wait is usually short, but I have seen it where cars have had to wait in an adjacent parking lot if the access road is... More

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